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Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01, R03, and R21)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.399
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 7, 2022

Contact information by research area is listed in the application instructions.


This program provides funding for research that seeks to identify, develop, test, evaluate, and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices into public health, clinical practice, and community settings.

Detailed lists and examples of relevant research topics are provided in the application instructions. A suggested research topic is testing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of dissemination or implementation strategies to reduce health disparities and improve quality of care among rural, minority, low literacy and numeracy, and other underserved populations.

  1. R01 Research Project Grant that supports a discrete project to be performed by an investigator in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies
  2. R03 Small Research Grant that supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources
  3. R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant that provides support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

R01 project budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

R03 project budgets are limited to $50,000 per year for up to 2 years.

R21 project budgets are limited to $200,000 in a single year and no more than $275,000 over the 2 year project period.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on

Please note that this opportunity is listed under 3 Funding Opportunity Announcement Numbers (PAR-19-274 for R01 projects, PAR-19-276 for R03 projects, and PAR-19-275 for R21 projects) and a series of Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers based on research area.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Gila Neta, PhD at least 30 days before submission. The opportunity expires on May 8, 2022.

Standard NIH application due dates for new, renewal, resubmission, and revision R01 applications; new and resubmission R03 applications; and new and resubmission R21 applications apply to this funding opportunity. Standard AIDS dates apply for AIDS and AIDS-related applications.

Tagged as
Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Environmental health · Health disparities · Mental health · Public health · Research methods and resources

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